Kevin Miranda’s death could have been prevented if his employer, Skyline Contracting and Roofing Corp. of Taunton, had followed industry and federal safety standards, an inspection by OSHA has found.

Miranda was operating an aerial lift near Taunton’s Morton Hospital on Aug. 18, 2015. The lift’s boom was extended to a height of 45 feet when the lift tipped over, causing the operator’s basket hit the ground.

The force of the crash ejected Miranda and threw him 16 feet. He subsequently died from his injuries.